Nancy Kanwisher

  • Professor
  • MIT

Nancy Kanwisher uses brain imaging and behavioral testing to study how these areas contribute to our perception of the visual world. Her lab has identified several regions of the brain that play specialized roles in the perception of specific categories of visual stimuli such as faces, places, and bodies. Kanwisher is also interested in understanding typical and atypical human brain development.

Articles by Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." 
  • TED